This is a sponsored conversation about Box Tops For Education written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.
Yesterday we explained how easy it is to collect Box Tops For Education for your schools, especially with the 5 box bonus available on several Walmart packaging. What a better way to encourage your class to donate theirs as well by giving your teacher a fun basket to collect them. You probably already have a nice basket laying around the house that you can donate for the cause!
We could not just give this basket empty so we made Caramel Apple Pie Bites using Crescent Rolls. These are super easy and flavorful you will want to make an extra batch for you and one for your teacher.
Cut a Granny Smith Apple into 8 pieces. I found 2 smaller slices in each roll up worked well too.
Roll out the Pillsbury Crescent rolls and lay them on a piece on a cookie sheet lined with Parchment paper.
Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture evenly over each triangle.
Top with chopped pecans, caramel pieces or a mixture of both.
Add a slice or two (if thinner sliced) at the fat end of the crescent roll and roll it up.
Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar onto of the rolled crescents. Bake.
Once cooled you can fill your teachers Box Top for Education basket first with a colored paper napkin and then a piece of parchment.
Cut out one of these fun labels and hang it from your basket.
Now your teacher not only has a little snack for school but can also display a basket to remind her students to clip away.
Would this encourage you to clip your box tops too?
- ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, 1/3 tsp cloves
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- ⅓ cup chopped pecans and/or caramel bits
- 1 small Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced into 8 (1/2-inch) slices
- 1 8-ounce can Pillsbury Original crescent rolls
- Cinnamon sugar mixture to dust on rolled crescents.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon and cloves Set aside.
- Melt butter and toss apple slices in butter, set aside.
- Arrange crescent roll triangles on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Evenly distribute brown sugar mixture onto each triangle.
- Sprinkle each triangle evenly with the chopped pecans and caramel bits or mix them together.
- Place an apple slice on the wide end of each triangle. Wrap crescent roll dough around each apple.
- Brush each crescent roll with remaining butter. Sprinkle lightly with additional cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
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